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Tax Assessor/Collector

Kim Rinn

804 E. Wendt

Bellville, Texas 77418

Phone:  979-865-8633

Fax: 979-865-0183

Email:  krinn@austincounty.com


Office Hours

8:00 am till 4:30 pm

Closed on most Courthouse Holidays


How to renew your vehicle registration

In Person 

To register your vehicle in person, bring your registration renewal notice and proof of current liability insurance.  

If you do not have a renewal notice, you can renew your registration using the following:

  • License Plate Number
  • Vehicle Identification Number
  • Registration Receipt from the previous year
  • Identification   
  • Renewals may be purchased by the owner or by authorized representative
Renew Your Registration Online and Receive a $1.00 Discount!

Your vehicle registration may be renewed online 90 days prior to the expiration date or 12 months after the expiration date if you have not received a citation for an expired registration. Your expiration month will not change.

There is a two business day payment processing hold before your sticker is printed. Please allow up to three weeks for processing and mailing.

You can track the status of your registration sticker by visiting Where's My Sticker?

**Registration CAN NOT be expired in order to renew online and must contain a vehicle identification number**

By Mail

Registration renewal notices are mailed to registered vehicle owners unless they opt to go paperless. To renew by mail, send the following to your county tax office:

  • Renewal notice (keep the vehicle owner's section for your records)
  • A copy of your Vehicle Inspection Report (VIR) – (a copy can be obtained at www.mytxcar.org)
  • Proof of current liability insurance
  • All fees listed on your renewal notice
Texas by Texas Mobile Application

Texas by Texas (TxT) is a digital assistant that allows Texans to create an online account, manage their government-issued licenses and registrations, receive proactive reminders when it’s time to take action, and complete transactions quickly and securely. Annual vehicle registration renewal is available through the Texas byTexas mobile application, which is available in the App Store and in Google Play.

You may renew your vehicle registration electronically using Texas by Texas through the following links:


NOTE: You must get your vehicle inspected AND have it pass a state inspection before you can renew your vehicle registration (in effect until September 2025).

Vehicles registered in Texas are required to pass an annual inspection to ensure compliance with state law. 

How to Register Your Vehicle and Get Texas Plates

You have 30 days from moving here to register your vehicle. Take your vehicle to a certified Vehicle Inspection station and obtain a passing Texas inspection. Bring your insurance card with you because the inspection station will ask to see proof of insurance.

(In Texas, you must have insurance coverage for a minimum of $30,000 per injured person, up to a total of $60,000 for everyone injured in an accident, and $25,000 for property damage.)

To get your Texas license plates and registration sticker, visit our office at 804 East Wendt Street, Bellville, Texas 77418. You will need your insurance card, the Vehicle Inspection Report issued by the inspection station, and proof that you own the vehicle such as the registration or title from your previous state. You may also show a current foreign/military ownership document or foreign evidence of ownership.

**Farm Vehicle and Farm Trailer owners must be able to provide a current Texas Agricultural or Timber Registration number [ Click here to access link ]

Effective September 1, 2023, fully electric vehicles under 10,000 lbs. will be assessed an annual fee of $200 at the time of registration renewal. This fee is in addition to other applicable fees and taxes, such as the standard registration fee. 




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Texas Department of Motor Vehicles Website 




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906 E. Amelia Street  Bellville, Texas 77418

Phone: 979-865-9124

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